How to Install Third-Party Apps on Android Phone

by on June 27, 2011
in Android, Tips and Tricks




One way to install apps on an Android phone is through the Android Market, but what if you have an APK file and want to install that manually? Android allows you to install third-party apps on your phone, but with a little option that you have to check in Settings.

This is a very basic Android tip, but after going through various Android forums and discussions boards, I found out that many new Android users have no idea of these small tips and trick which, according to us, are a must-do steps after a new or a full reset of an Android phone. I have decided to share basic tips/tricks as well. Now, coming back to the topic.

How to Install Third-Party Apps on Android Phone

Just follow the simple steps below to enable your Android phone to install third-party APK files manually.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Now go to Applications.
  • Check “Unknown sources” box. Tao ‘OK’ at the warning.

That’s it! You should now be able to install third-party apps on your Android phone!

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